Dem Goes Against The Grain Fighting For Our Rights

Democrats are trying to reshape our country with their majority. Biden has been passing executive actions left and right. But the Dems are still facing a struggle as they need everyone in their party to agree to push things through the Senate. Since they only have a majority if you include Vice President Harris to break ties. Luckily for us though, there is one Dem that is stopping the party from doing as they please as he has some scruples, unlike his colleagues. Senator Manchin.

Dems have been trying to use the recent shooting tragedy in Colorado to their benefit and are looking to push through restrictive gun control legislation. But Manchin isn’t having it and has stopped their attempt.

Manchin commented on Dems recent push for Gun Control.

What the House passed? Not at all,” Manchin said when asked if he supports the legislation.

The House passed two bills this month: one to extend the window for completing a background check before a gun sale and a second that would extend background checks to all sales and transfers. However, the second bill provides exemptions including for transfers between family members, responding to an immediate threat, or temporary transfer for hunting.

Manchin, however, suggested he wanted a bill that provided a bigger carve-out for private sales between individuals who know each other.

“I come from a gun culture. I’m a law-abiding gun owner,” Manchin said, adding that he supports “basically saying that commercial transactions should be background checked. You don’t know a person.”

“If I know a person, no,” Manchin said.”

Democrats have come out and pushed fringe ideas like gun bans to more modest, yet still problematic ideas, like universal background checks. Democrats seem uninterested in the fact that Colorado has universal background checks, which did not stop the tragedy from happening.

Leah Libresco, a former researcher at FiveThirtyEight, was a proponent of all the far-left gun control measures that Democrats champion — gun bans, restricting suppressors, limiting magazine sizes, among others — until she and her colleagues spent three months analyzing all the gun deaths in the U.S. per year.”

  • “I researched the strictly tightened gun laws in Britain and Australia and concluded that they didn’t prove much about what America’s policy should be. Neither nation experienced drops in mass shootings or other gun related-crime that could be attributed to their buybacks and bans. Mass shootings were too rare in Australia for their absence after the buyback program to be clear evidence of progress. And in both Australia and Britain, the gun restrictions had an ambiguous effect on other gun-related crimes or deaths.”

 

  • “As my co-workers and I kept looking at the data, it seemed less and less clear that one broad gun-control restriction could make a big difference. Two-thirds of gun deaths in the United States every year are suicides. Almost no proposed restriction would make it meaningfully harder for people with guns on hand to use them.”

Manchin is also fighting Dems who are trying to get rid of the filibuster in the Senate. Dems are upset that the GOP has a modicum of power as they want full control to do as they please. But really this is either short-sided on their part or they intend to hold onto their majority/power forever, which is even more concerning.

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